Over the weekend, Final Fantasy XIV lost a member of its player base. The 29-year old user who played as Codex Vahlda, a level 50 bard housed on the Gilgamesh server, had been brain dead since Friday after complications from renal failure. A real life friend posted about the situation on Reddit’s Final Fantasy XIV board.
Since then, a number of players were documented showing up at Codex’s Free Company house to pay their respects. Even players in other servers organized in-game vigils.A large group also gathered at a beach near the house to spell out Codex and put on a light show in his honor. This stream actually made its way into Codex’s hospital room, so the family wasn’t alone as the machines keeping Codex alive were turned off. You can view the images of the vigils and see the light show below.